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Crabapple

The term Crabapple (Malus pumila) is applied to native species of apple like fruits, as well as to hybrids of these with the larger fruited apples. Some American and Asiatic species are beautiful ornamentals, and fruit from these or native trees may be used in homes for jellies. The crabapples of commerce are probably all hybrids of native species with apples. These are fruits 1 to 2 inches in diameter, which in culture and general exposure are in all respects similar to apples, which see. In general, the trees are hardier than most apple varieties. As with the White Pine, these were already planted around Triton.

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